Santa Sightings in Greater Peoria

By

Annalee Anderson, Guest Writer

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Santa Claus is comin’ to town!! We’ve made a list of scheduled Santa stops in the Greater Peoria Area before he heads back to the North Pole. Check out these locations and events for photo ops with Saint Nick.

Note: Many of the free and candid Santa photo ops are usually BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera). We’ll keep updating this list for Santa photo opportunities as submitted, but for the full listing of holiday experiences in the Greater Peoria Area, check out our Calendar of Events.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Bass Pro Shops {East Peoria} // November 5 – December 24, 2022, Mon-Fri @ 5pm – 8pm, Sat @ 10am-8pm, Sun @ 10am – 5pm

Hoerr Nursery {Peoria} // November 26 + December 3, 2022 @ 11am – 2pm // Pets Welcomed

Northwoods Mall {Peoria} // November 25 – December 24, 2022, Mon-Sat @ 11am – 7pm, Sun @ 9am-5pm

PetSmart {Peoria + East Peoria} // December 4-5, December 11-12, + December 18-19, 2022 @ 12pm-3pm // Reservations Recommended, Pets Welcomed

Snowman’s Reindeer Farm {Canton} // November 1 – December 26, 2022 // Reservations Only

SOS Home {Washington} // December 17, 2022 @ 10am-12pm

The Shoppes at Grand Prairie {Peoria} // November 25 – December 24, 2022, Every Weekend @ 12pm-5pm

EVENTS WITH SANTA APPEARANCES

135th Santa Claus Parade {Peoria} // November 25, 2022

Hometown Holidays Christmas Parade {Morton} // November 26, 2022

Tree Lighting + Holiday Stroll {Princeville} // November 27, 2022 @ 4:30-6:30pm

Christmas on Court {Pekin} // December 2, 2022 @ 4-7pm

Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk {Canton} // December 2, 2022 @ 5:30-8pm

Kris Kringle Market {Peoria Heights} // December 2, 2022 @ 3-7pm

Breakfast with Santa {Lacon, Club LaCon} // December 3, 2022 @ 7:30-10:30am

Donuts with Santa {Manito, The Forman Center} // December 3, 2022 @ 9:00-11:00am

El Paso Christmas Walk {El Paso, Jefferson Park Gym} // December 3, 2022 @ 8:00-1:00pm

Christmas in the Village {Peoria, Peoria Riverfront Museum} // December 3, 2022 @ 2-8pm

Christmas Walk {Elmwood} // December 3, 2022 @ 4-7pm

Santa Breakfast {Washington} // December 3, 2022 @ 9-11am

Breakfast with Santa + Mrs. Claus {Pekin, Avanti’s Event Center} // December 10 + 17, 2022 @ 7:30-8:30am, 9-10am, or 10:30-11:30am // Reservations Only

St. Thomas Advent Market {Peoria Heights} // December 3, 2022 @ 11am-1pm

Breakfast + Photos with Santa {East Peoria, Quail Meadows Golf Course} // December 3, 2022 @ 8am-11am // Reserve time slot by November 30, 2022

Santa’s Woodland Workshop {Chillicothe, Camp Wokanda} // December 3-4, 2022

Breakfast with Santa {Peoria, Hy-Vee Orange Prairie Rd} // December 4 and December 18, 2022 @ 8am-12pm

A Village Christmas {Metamora} // December 4, 2022 @ 12pm-3pm

Northwoods Mall Pet Photos {Peoria} // December 5, 2022 @ 4-7pm

Metamora Hometown Christmas {Metamora} // December 8, 2022 @ 5-8pm

Santa in the Greenhouse {Dunlap, Green View Companies} // December 10, 2022 @ 11am – 2pm

Christmas Light Show {Goodfield, The Barn III} // December 14 + December 18, 2022 @ 6-8pm

Brunch with Santa {Peoria, Peoria Zoo} // December 17, 2022 @ 10:30am – 2pm

Holiday Luminary Stroll {Mackinaw, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard} // December 17, 2022 @ 5-8:30pm

Author
Annalee Anderson, Guest Writer